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garb, not in papal white but in simple priestley black. he changed later on. but in any case it was another sign of what we've been talking about all along, his humility. i took a closer look at the new pope in a story last night. >> translator: begin this journ journey. >> reporter: his journey began wednesday when cardinal jorge mario bergoglio of argentina was elected to lead the catholic church. he's the first non-european pope since the 8th century and first pope ever from south america. he will called pope francis, in honor of st. francis of assisi. bergoglio was born in 1936 in buenos aires, argentina. the son of an italian i'll grant, a railway worker. he had four brothers and sisters. he studied to brk a chemist before receiving the call to the priesthood. the 76-year-old was ordained a jesuit in december of 1969. and has served as orsh bishop of buenos aires. he was made a cardinal on february 21st, 2001. bergoglio is said to have been the runner-up in a 2005 concl e conclave. and in 2013 he was the oldest of the possible candidate, barely mentioned ad eed as a top
conservative from ohio will be known for something else, changing his hard-line position against gay marriage, which he revealed to cnn. and the very personal reason behind his reversal. >> i'm announcing today a change of heart. on an issue that a lot of people feel strongly about. and it has to do with gay couples' opportunity to marry. i've come to the conclusion that for me, personally, i think this is something that we should allow people to do, to get married, and to have the joy, and the stability of marriage that i've had for over 26 years. i want all three of my kids to have it, including our son who is gay. >> reporter: that unexpected revelation came from portman's 21-year-old son will two years ago. >> my son came to jane, my wife and i, told us that he was gay. and that it was not a choice. and that, you know, he -- that's just part of who he is and he's been that way ever since he could remember. >> what was your reaction when he told you? >> love. support. you know, 110%. >> reporter: surprised? >> surprise, yeah. >> reporter: you had no idea? >> no idea. yeah. and, you know, a
the defendant with hundreds of questions about her boyfriend's murder including why her version of event changed three times and why she can't remember some of the most gruesome details. >> how can you say you don't have memory issues when you can't remember how you stabbed him so many times and slashed his throat? >> well, i think that i have a good memory. june 4 is an anomaly for me. i don't think that i have memory issues that are any different from another average person. >> arizona is one of just three states that allows jurors to question witnesses at a criminal trial. >>> several florida beaches are open this morning after thousands of sharks prompted life guards to close them. the sharks are migrating up the coast as the water with starts to warm for the summer. this happens every year which is scary to think about. deerfield beach was one of the cled shorelines because of the shark sightings. >>> another close encounter today. scientists say another asteroid, this one the size of a football field, will whiz past earth this happening. this is happening just days after a smaller rock mad
, in many ways, not much has changed. yes, there's a lot of fanfare, but there never was any evidence, and there never will be any evidence. >> well, there was a lot of fanfare -- >> these charges are -- >> let me top -- >> tease charges are simply unfounded, and the family who has demonstrated unparalleled grace and persistence and resilience and courage will continue to fight these unjustified allegations. >> so let's say -- >> i'm sorry, what were you saying? >> so my question to you was does she have to show up if this now goes to trial? and i know that it's a very long and slow process. does she have to physically appear? and would she physically appear? will she go back to italy in any way, shape or form? >> the -- the sending back to the appellate court, and their revision that they may undertake, does not require her appearance. so, that court will proceed, amanda knox and her family have always abided by all rules and regulations under rule of law -- >> is that the same thing -- is that the same thing as being tried in absentia as we who are not lawyers think of it? >> well,
elections. but don't expect a big change in relations with the u.s. the man set to step in and win those elections is his vice president. >> it is interesting, the framing of this sounds so dire, which is so unusual that it sounds like chair basically warning everybody that they are expecting that he is going to die. shasta darlington for us this morning. thank you, shasta. >>> let's get right to john. he's got an update on other stories making news. >> this just in. the sistine chapel just about seven minutes ago closed to the public to prepare for the conclave to elect a new pope. the cardinals are meeting again this morning and we may learn as early as today when that conclave will begin. before that happens, an american cardinal who was in rome to help choose an expo is addressing the child sex abuse scandal directly. cardinal francis george, the archbishop of chicago, said the next monotiff must commit to "zero tolerance." >>> a dominican woman who claims she was paid to have sex with senator robert menendez of new jersey now insists she made the whole story up. according to court d
of the change of seasons. it's autumn here and the days have been very hot and the nights and mornings have been very cold and they've been worried about the change of temperature, perhaps bringing about some sort of infection. so i do know that the doctors have been concerned. in fact, they've kept him in his bedroom in his home and he wasn't allowed to be taken down stairs and just remember this bedroom is a high care facility essentially and he's surrounded 24 hours by medical staff. >> robyn, when i was in south africa in december people talk about mandela daily, consistently. he's in the national dialogue all the time about what's happening currently in politics. how are people reacting to this news now that it sounds much more serious than previous hospitalizations? >> reporter: you know, i think there is a sense for many south africans, they are quite pragmatic. they know at some stage he is going to have to die. and they are aware of that. they are quite open about it. and i think they realize that all that he did, the frailer he gets, the more and more common these hospitalizations are
but that hasn't changed the perception that their relationship is strained as they try to stop iran from developing a nuclear weapon. five years after he visited israel as a candidate, president obama is going there to reassure skeptical israelis about where he stands on iran. >> i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon. that, that is a red line for us. it's something that would not only be dangerous for israel, but would be dangerous for the world. >> while he says all options are on the table to stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the president also wants to convince israeli leaders to allow more time for diplomacy. >> what we're going to be doing is continue to engage internationally with iran, understanding that we set up the toughest sanctions ever. it's having a significant effect. >> reporter: a tough sell, analysts say, when israel believes iran is closer to a nuclear weapon than the u.s. does. and the tense relationship between the country's leaders doesn't help. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu have a strained relatio
. >> hi, guys. you're right. we are talking about a big change in our day-to-day weather. this is in direct effect. we know this is happening over the last 100 years we've seen temperatures actually rising 1.3 degrees. that includes land, as well as ocean. and what this is doing, it's having an effect. it's melting ice. this is leading to higher sea levels, as well as the atmosphere is now holding more moisture. and that is leading, of course, to more rainfall, and then changes in the jet stream pattern. now, as we move over to our next graphic we want to talk about how this is affecting the day-to-day weather. and what we're seeing the most evidence for. well, let's talk about heat waves. this time last year, we saw temperatures running about 30 degrees above average. right now we're cold. i think we have some video of heat waves to kind of give you an idea of yeah, you see the sun shooining. what we're dealing wit are big ridges. nothing really can get through there. you don't see the precipitation or the clouds coming through to cool things off. the other one that we'r
. the timing of the conclave still not set. >>> the tsa is making big changes for air travelers. for the first time since the 9/11 attacks passengers can saer small pocket knives and sporting equipment. also those small souvenir baseball bats. knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or shorter and less than a half inch wide will be permitted on flights as long as the blade is not fixed or does not lock into place. razor blades and box cutters are still banned. >>> this news catching everyone's attention. is the royal secret out? the british newspapers buzzing this morning with speculation that prince william's pregnant wife, catherine, is expecting a girl. so according to the "telegraph" the dutchess almost let the sex of her unborn fan slip when she was chatting with fans. one fan handed her a teddy bear and she replied thank you, i will keep that for my d -- we're only left to speculate. >> did you ever call in utero your baby, your son? >> i called him my cost centers actually. >> i never referred to children in utero as my daughter. i'd say baby, so i think that's weird. i don't know that
, and it won't work, and let's change the system, she's kind of going backwards and saying, let's change you. instead. that's probably where most of the anger is coming from. >> reporter: but sandberg isn't apologetic. >> i'm not trying to say that everything i can do everyone can do. but i do believe that these messages are completely universal. the things that hold women back hold women back from sitting at the board room table, and they hold women back from speaking up at the pta meeting. >> reporter: sandberg, a mother of two, also says leading at work requires men to share the workload at home. >> there's an awful lot we don't control. i am saying that there's an awful lot we can control, and we can do for ourselves, to sit at more tables. raise more hands. >> reporter: challenging women to lean in and listen. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >> want to get right to our team this morning to talk about this and much more. the founder of hollywoodlife.com. belinda is the editor at large for "time" magazine. she got that first interview with sandberg about her book. and ryan lizza is a wash
morning, soledad. the fact is it was a rather unprecedented, it doesn't happen that often that we change popes. this pope, reusing the pope mobile that john paul ii had so much trouble. without any kind of bulletproof protection around it. he circulated around the crowd. it was one of these moments back in the early '80s that john paul ii -- came out of the crowd with a pistol. obviously pope francis does not feel there's anything to be afraid of. and he talked about protection in his homily. the fact is that, in the well tour through st. peter's this morning as he was driving around in the pope mobile, he did exactly visually what he was later to speak about in the homi homily. that is to say to protect the children, to protect the weak, and at one point he kissed babies that were in the crowd, and then at another point he reached out out of the pope mobile, came down and actually comforted a sick man who was in the crowd. it was a visual representation by accident or design of exactly what his message was this morning. >> jim bittermann for us this morning. thanks, jim. want to get rig
? >> his name is colbert. he changed it for the tv. >> what i was told was that the parents offered up to the kids the decision, you could say colbert, you could say colbert. so there we have it. >> all right. thanks, zoraida. >> so next on "starting point" the fight to put disturbing pictures on cigarette packaging comes to an end. we'll tell you why the government is giving up. >> and more on our top story this morning. we're talking to israel's government spokesperson mark regev about the reports of chemical attacks in syria, and what these concerns could mean for the region. [ man ] i got this citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. we' leave that there. you got a weather balloon, with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. go. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is! [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] earn points with the citi thankyou card and redeem them for just about anything. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> welcome back to "starti
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the election. all of that is about to change. the former massachusetts governor will give a speech in two weeks ciat the cpac conference. he compared his failed presidential bid to take a ride at an amusement park. >> riding on a roller coaster, we were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling ups and downs, it's not like can we be on the roller coaster the rest of our life? no, that ride is over. >> the romneys have been telling people, they have a hard time getting back to reality right away. his wife, ann, says life since november has been an adjustment, but one she believes they have handled well. >> i'm wondering if they will come back to the spite light. >>> the big indication to the answer might be yes. >> the sky may, in fact, be the limit. a viral video shows a dance craze in flight, this is frontier airlines. and cnn's tory dunin has the story. >> reporter: you have heard of snakes on a plane. >> i've had it with snakes. >> how about shakes on a plane? the harlem shake is the latest viral video dance craze. giving "gangnam style" a run for its money. usually one person starts danci
right now. welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, a game-changing break through against the battle of hiv. a mississippi girl born with the virus that caused aids has been cured. she would be only the second person in 32 years that could make the claim. let's get to elizabeth cohen joining us live. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. this been's doctors said they were stunned to find she was hiv and wasn't even taking her medicine. it's a statling announcement. doctors say they have cured a 2-year-old in mississippi of hiv. the infection she had since birth? gone. >> fantastic news from any angle. of course a child is being cured, this happened quite easily and quite inexpensively. >> reporter: the cure came about as a fluke. the baby born to an hiv positive mother, who transmitted the vir to us her daughter. the baby put on hiv drugs, but the mother, for some reason, stopped giving them to her when she was about 15 months old. taken back to the doctor around her second birthday, and tests showed the baby was hiv free, even though she was off medication for 8 to 10 m
back to the 1200s. changed a little bit over time. but it is still a process where we really don't know what's going on. it makes it so hard to cover as reporters, because the only men who can tell you what's happening ain't talking. under threat of excommunication they take a vow of secrecy. so it is a very big deal. that said a vatican insider told me not too long ago that this time it's different. first, pope benedict xvi resigned. first time that's been done in like 600 years. so that set the stage for this conclave. but it's also different for a very meaningful set of ideas. they are calling this a potential watershed moment for the catholic church. big issues about financial responsibility, about the morality coming out of the sex abuse scandal. so this conclave is very heavy with expectation. they've had ten general congregations where the cardinals have been able to talk about everything. now, it is time to vote. now, to set the scene for you here, st. peter's basilica behind us, it's been raining throughout the morning. they call them here temperale. the big storms that dump on
, they think of china. so that's changed the calculus somewhat. and there are a couple of americans who are plausible candidates this time. the very media savvy and charismatic cardinal timothy dolan of new york and cardinal o'malley from boston, simple, humble man wearing plain, brown habit, in a country where franciscans are rock stars, which italy certainly is, o'malley has exercised the kind of, you know, fascination in the streets of rome that is just incredib incredible. the bar, the roman coffee shops, i was getting a cappuccino this morning and the two girls who work behind the bar were asking me, please, please, please, will the church give us cardinal o'malley as pope? that just tells you the buzz in the street. >> hear from that american, his host mother, they are hoping it's cardinal o'malley. cardinal timothy dolan had gotten a lot of press before this conclave began but o'malley really does seem to be getting a lot of attention. >> i think it's a combination of two things. one is the franciscan bit. which is a religious order founded by francis of assisi and for italians w
of the thorns in the side of this relationship. and there has been a recent agreement to change force structures in wardak province. that's also been contentious. there will be a meeting between hamid karzai and john kerry. the two having met for a number of occasions before, and said to have a good pornal relationship. but i can't really stress what an awkward time this has been for the united states and how much a mission, really, john kerry has to try and patch this relationship up. >> an awkward time it is. nick paton walsh in kabul in afghanistan where secretary of state john kerry just landed. he will be trying to smooth over some of those tensions with the afghan president hamid karzai. >>> minding your business this morning. stock futures pointing to a higher open for wall street when it opens at 9:30 eastern. investors are more confident after the tiny country of cyprus and the european union agreed to bailout terms overnight. 47% of you say you don't own stocks. so you're not feeling this rally. well everyone nearly is feeling the gas prices move higher. and now maybe for a time some r
...my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> more changes coming to facebook. these could be big. today the social media giant will announce a redesign of the site's news feed feature. company officials say they want to make the page more relevant. the overhaul expected to feature bigger photos, more video and new platforms for advertisers. a recent pew poll said more than 60% of facebook users have taken time off from the site while 20% have deactivated their accounts altogether. >> i wonder if this will make a difference? >> that's the goal. >> that's it for "early start." >> "starting point with soledad o'brien" starts right now. >>> our starting point this morning, a deadly cat attack at a big cat sanctuary. a lion killing a young intern. this morning we'll be hearing from her father. also talking to animal experts jeff corwin and jack hanna about what the young woman was doing inside the cage in the first case. >>> then droning on and on with some snack breaks in between. it was an epic filibuster by senator rand paul. ended early this morning. we'll tell you why vote code pink which supports
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